Lawrence D. Brudy & Associates, Inc. has expanded its regional presence in the Appalachian Basin with lawyers licensed in Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and West Virginia. The Firm is comprised of Attorneys, Certified Public Accountants, Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Title Examiners, Licensed Title Insurance Agents, Real Estate Brokers, Marketing and Public Relations Personnel, with a collective 100 years of Energy, Real Property, Litigation, Business and Tax Experience.
Our region continues to evolve in what we have termed as the “Natural Gas Age” with the exploration and development of conventional and unconventional gas and oil resources. This development has brought an opportunity to educate and train a workforce, added value to land, spawned new and expanded mature industries, all of which creating wealth for future generations. The firm’s professionals and para-professionals have provided clients with services that include:
- Prepared over 1,000 Certified Title Opinions determining the ownership of oil, gas, coal and mineral interests;
- Negotiated oil & gas leases, rights of ways and easements involving 30,000 +/- acres ;
- Successfully completed multi-million dollar sale/purchase of several hundred acres and related assets for multiple well pad and compressor stations; ;
- Provided cost effective curatives including multi-state litigation for title clearance;
- Represented buyers and sellers in over 10,000 residential, commercial and relocation real estate transactions involving title insurance; and ;;;;; and and
- Litigated a products liability lawsuit with a favorable decision affirmed by the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court.
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PITTSBURGH - Recognizing the growing need for legal skills in Pennsylvania’s expanding natural gas industry, Lawrence D. Brudy & Associates, Inc., has established an in-house clerkship program for law students interested in oil and gas law.
The program, created by Lawrence D. Brudy, president of the Wexford-based firm, provides second-year students at the Duquesne University School of Law with practical experience in performing research in practice areas involving the interplay of natural gas, oil, coal, mineral and real estate law, all under the supervision of the firm’s attorneys. The students, who are paid for their clerkships, do the research principally on weekends, after classes. Mr. Brudy created the program in conjunction with Duquesne, and also under the guidelines of the American Bar Association. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Duquesne, and also holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a master's from Carnegie Mellon University.
This is a way of giving back to the profession,” said Mr. Brudy. “The hands-on experience in the setting of a law office, doing real legal work under attorney supervision, is an invaluable addition to classroom work and lectures. This is especially true in this field, given the intricacies of oil and gas law in Pennsylvania.
Mr. Brudy launched the program in the first semester of the 2013-14 school year, bringing in nine students. “Our law students continue to gain important practical experience in the oil and gas industry through the Brudy & Associates clerkships” said Maria Comas, Director of Career Services at Duquesne University School of Law.
“Before the Marcellus Shale boom started in the mid-2000s, the need for natural gas lawyers in Pennsylvania was comparatively small,” Mr. Brudy said. “That need has expanded rapidly, and Duquesne is among the education leaders working to meet it.
The Brudy program reflects the change not only in legal education but also in the firm’s practice. The firm formerly was engaged principally in residential and commercial real estate. But with the development in the Marcellus Shale gas industry, Brudy & Associates has expanded rapidly to meet the needs of clients, and now is comprised of lawyers licensed to practice in Ohio and West Virginia, as well as Pennsylvania, and also of paralegals, legal assistants, title examiners, title analysts and licensed title insurance agents.